Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear Pictures has hired veteran CAA agent Dan Steinman as co-president and chief operating officer.
As a senior member of CAA’s Film Finance Group, Steinman worked with Black Bear on several movie projects, including negotiating the U.S. distribution deal for Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Imitation Game” with the Weinstein Co. and advising on the company’s creation of Canadian distributor Elevation Pictures.
“Imitation Game,” a candidate for major awards, has topped $30 million in the U.S., nearly all of that following a Christmas Day expansion. It has grossed another $30 million overseas.
Steinman will be focused on corporate strategy, new growth opportunities and the day-to-day operations.
Black Bear is planning a summer shoot for “Gold,” to be directed by Stephen Gaghan, with Matthew McConaughey starring in the story of the 1993 Bre-X Mineral Corp. mining scandal. Past credits include “All Is Lost,” “A.C.O.D.” and “Broken City.”
Steinman will be based at Black Bear’s New York office while the company opens its first office in Los Angeles this month.
News was first reported by Deadline.